Thursday, January 17, 2008

NEW from Dark Eden: Sarubobo

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Dark Eden is pleased to introduce the Sarubobo line of accessories. Ok maybe just earrings and belts -- but they are way cool!

Sarubobo? What's that?

Sarubobo's are Japanese amulets associated with the town of Takayama in Gifu prefecture Japan. They're cute little faceless red humanoid dolls. The word Sarubobo translates as "baby monkey." The red faces are intended to resemble the red faces of the baby monkeys around Takayama. The Sarubobo's are usually made by grandmothers for their daughters or granddaughters to give them good luck. In modern times, Sarubobo's have caught on as a pop culture phenomenon in Japan and all around the world.

Though they are traditionally red, other colors have been added, and each grants luck in its own area:

Red Sarubobo – for protection from bad things and luck in family life and childbirth
Blue sarubobo - for luck in study and work
Pink sarubobo - for luck in love
Green sarubobo - for luck in health
Yellow sarubobo - for luck in money and financial affairs
Black sarubobo - to remove bad luck
White Sarubobo – for luck with property
Purple Sarubobo – for banishing evil spirits

The belts come in all 8 of the standard Dark Eden colors and each color has 7 different backgrounds: bloody, chibi, hearts, Hello Kitty, shrooms, skulls and spank. Each color pack is L$100, the mega set is L$400.

But wait there's more! If you act now, well if you act at any time really, you can also get the Sarubobo earrings. These come all in one pack for $L50 and they are in the 8 Sarubobo colors (NOT the standard Dark Eden colors).